Jerry Yu was born in Houston, Texas but grew up in Thousand Oaks, California. He is a cousin of Michael and Carl Chang. After graduating from UCLA in 1996, Jerry worked closely for and traveled with Michael and Carl on tour where he gained invaluable experience and insight into the game of tennis. Jerry worked for Michael and the Chang Family Foundation until 2001.
Jerry is currently an assistant tennis coach at California Lutheran University and the Tennis Director and General Manager of Total Tennis Academy.
Jerry is a certified USPTA Elite Professional and resides in Thousand Oaks, California with his wife, Jacy, and their three children.
“You can work really hard, but if you're not training in the right way you're not going to improve and get to the level that you want to.”